James Strathy Warren & Christopher Killam

A Strategy For Your Success

Our real estate strategy is derived from our belief in providing our clients with that which we would want to see in place for ourselves. What would I want an agent to do when selling my home? How would I like them to take care of things when I’m buying a home? And I would want them to be accessible. When you call us, we answer; you will be working directly with us and not an assistant. Our strategy has been finely tuned over 30 years combined and has proven successful for many clients.

See what our real estate strategy can do for you.


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: A careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal...

: The Skill of making or carrying out plans to achieve a goal


Our Strategy for Selling

List Local. Market Global.

Be comfortable that you are working with the right person and the right affiliation. With Chestnut Park and Christie’s International Real Estate behind my well-known personal brand, you can be assured that your home will be marketed effectively and efficiently to find the right buyer for your home.

Your Home is Your Most Valuable Asset.

We will visit your home and tell you what your home is worth based on current market factors. We will keep you informed with updated market conditions, so that you have all the information you need to make sound decisions.

A Property Selling Manager.

We will oversee essential pre-market services for you, such as staging, photography, measuring, and importantly, home inspections, which can expedite the sale process by ensuring any major issues are dealt with before your home goes on the market. We will then review the report of your home inspection with you, so that you understand all the details.

Being Comfortable is Key.

We will make sure that you are comfortable with every step of the real estate process. We will provide clarity by keeping you informed of changing market conditions, and answer all of your questions about every detail. Through Chestnut Park, we also offer in-house legal counsel, which is a valuable benefit to our clients.

Social Media

Social media plays an imperative role in marketing, and we make sure to use it to its fullest advantage when it comes to selling your home. We utilize our own social media platforms, which includes Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. As well as the Chestnut Park corporate social media to extend our reach globally. Working with our marketing team at Chestnut Park we create custom social media marketing strategies.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward.

There are various ways to enhance your property to appeal to a wider audience of buyers. We will provide you with access to our wide range of reputable professional trades and firms to quickly ensure your house is in tip-top selling shape.

Providing a Comprehensive Marketing Plan.

We will discuss the features of your property, and provide a realistic and targeted marketing plan that will help us achieve the best price, in the most efficient amount of time through enhanced, global market exposure.

Our Strategy for buying

Bringing Clarity to Real Estate.

Showing the Details.

We will meet to discuss your specific objectives in finding your next home. A tour of your current home will help us get a sense of what you like and don’t like so that we can pinpoint the homes you will love. At the same time we will show you what to look for in details that show a home’s value. Jim’s “Jim-isms” are legendary: no cornice moulding or drawer inserts will go unnoticed.

Listening Well.

We will listen to you and understand what you perceive to be the best value in a property. We also give an honest opinion about the potential issues we see with your property, and we will address them together. Together, we can help you avoid costly mistakes.

Professional Negotiation Skills.

When the time comes to prepare an offer, we will discuss strategy. The negotiations with the listing agent and their seller begins even before the offer is presented. We explain the offer in great detail with you so that you understand the terms and conditions. We advise on preparing a deposit, assist with a pre-inspection of the property, and step aside so that your lawyer can look at the offer as well. You will have many options when purchasing a property, so it’s important that we pick the best one for you. Our next step is offer presentation and negotiation, acting as an advocate on your behalf to get the best outcome. Our objective is to get your new home at the best price with the least amount of stress for you.

Successful Budgeting.

We will discuss your budget and things that are non-negotiable for you, closing costs and moving costs, so you are well informed about the big picture. We will go through the Buyer Agency Contract with you as well, so that you are aware of and comfortable with all the fine print.

Providing Professional Contacts.

We will provide access to and coordinate our trusted trades to give sound opinions about possible renovation, landscaping, or design upgrades. We can also share our established network of financial professionals to help you with any financing needs.
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Our Strategy for success

Listening, Caring, and Committing to Your Needs.

We understand that as a seller of real estate, you want a top real estate team who listens, cares and is committed to your well-being. We will bring clarity and focus to your individual situation. We present a team that has solid skills and a reputable career behind them, who can make a complex and sometimes emotional time easier and a bit more fun. A good agent will always make you feel like number one, and we will ensure that you know your wishes are being heard and acted upon.

When you work with us, Chestnut Park and Christie’s International Real Estate, you will find the highest level of luxury service. Your experience will be met with high standards at every turn when you are selling your home and starting the next exciting phase in your life.

We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your first or next real estate transaction. Together we will find the solutions to achieve your real estate goals.

We look forward to working with you.



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James Strathy Warren

Sales Representative

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100

Toronto, ON. Canada, M4T 1X3


Christopher Killam

Sales Representative

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100

Toronto, ON. Canada, M4T 1X3


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